Test Code: 
Cyto
Tube Colour: 
Yelllow Top Universal
Department: 
Cytology
Pseudonyms: 
Collection Requirements: 
All bloodstained fluid heparinized at 5 units/ml
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
No
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Cytology
All fluids are collected in screw capped containers, to avoid spillage during transit. Fluids should reach the laboratory not later than 1600 hrs during the working week as the preparation time is very lengthy. Do not discard fluid if cytological analysis is required, send as much as possible to the laboratory.
Test Code: 
Cyto
Tube Colour: 
Yelllow Top Universal
Department: 
Cytology
Pseudonyms: 
Bronchial washings, Bronchioalveolar Lavage (BAL), Tracheal Trap washings, Respiratory washings
Collection Requirements: 
Min.10 ml to Max. 50ml. For optimal results >10ml is required.
Reference Range: 
Availability: 
Weekdays
Requires own tube?: 
Yes
Internal Spec Code: 
Fee: 
Medicare rebatable
Laboratory: 
Cytology
As these samples are often shared between departments, Cytology recommends that samples are split at time of collection. For optimal results at least 10ml of sample is required.